The 194 meter long, 5339 dwt ro-ro ferry Kriti II caught fire near Patras, Greece. The fire started in the car deck with smoke billowing out from the decks. The crew fought the fire and were able to contain the blaze. When the vessel reached Patras, the 113 passengers were evacuated with the assistance of Coast Guard, fishing vessels and other local vessels. The local fire brigade fought through the dense smoke, but was able to extinguish the blaze a short time later. No reports of injuries. Some 40 of the 92 vehicles were damaged in the fire. Initial reports state the fire started in a refrigerator truck which had suffered an electrical short.
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